ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

The Apron Masters Kitchen in Woodmere, New York , is the first recreational kosher cooking school Long Island that caters to both children and adults. Apron Masters Kitchen (AMK) is a high-end, home-style kitchen complete with a group  cooking space and formal  dining room where guests can enjoy communal meals.

Enjoy hands-on classes and delicious meals created from scratch with step-by-step instruction. AMK hosts classes, special events, competitions, demonstrations, product launches, food photography and more in our 2,400 square foot home-style kitchen. Our versatile space can accommodate virtually any type of event Click here  to contact us and let’s start creating an unforgettable event!

 

PARTNERS

Roee Mordechai and Sharona Furman, Owners

 

Apron Masters Kitchen is the brainchild of partners Roee Mordechai and Sharona Furman. For Roee, the inspiration behind Apron Masters Kitchen was born from the desire to improve the options for kosher recreational activities within the community and provide a relaxed environment that encourages everyone to learn about food. “Being comfortable in the kitchen is an important skill regardless of age or experience,” Roee explained, “and our mission is to instill a love for creating and sharing food by cooking and creating in a relaxed, nurturing environment.” 

 

Having spent time working behind-the-scenes in multiple restaurants, Roee has nurtured a love for Kosher cuisine and understands the social nature behind cooking, hosting and sharing meals. Prior to the opening of Apron Masters, Roee also worked as a real estate salesperson where he enjoyed the ability to work with people and help them accomplish their goals. Outside of the kitchen, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

 

For Sharona, her inspiration came when her daughters developed an interest in the kitchen but were unable to find a Kosher place that offered a sense of comfort and community. Her belief is that food brings people together, and that Apron Masters Kitchen will be the perfect place for everyone of all ages to gather, inspire and create. 

 

Born in Israel and raised in Queens, Sharona now lives with her husband and their three children. She practiced pharmacy for 20 years before making the decision to change course and pursue food and hospitality instead. As the daughter of an experienced hostess, Sharona is also deeply familiar with the ins and outs of a kitchen and the importance of eating together. With two daughters of her own, she has helped them learn to cook and host and continue the tradition. She is happiest when surrounded by friends and family over a home cooked meal.

 

Both with families of their own, Roee and Sharona strive to create an open, inviting, family-oriented kitchen that makes cooking fun and accessible for everyone.



Naomi Ross, Culinary Director

 

For Naomi Ross, her kitchen is her canvas. She believes in inspired kosher cooking, infusing meaning into the everyday kitchen experience, building confidence while having a blast at the creative process. Naomi got her start in 2003 when she started “Cooking for Kallahs,” an original course she developed for newly married and overwhelmed Jewish brides.

 

Combining culinary basics, kitchen management skills, and a joyful approach served to instill her students with encouragement and pride.  As interest in the program grew, Naomi expanded her classes teaching a wide range of culinary topics to men, women and kids in all stages of life.

 

Now, after sixteen years as a kosher cooking instructor, food writer, recipe developer, and personal chef, Naomi continues to develop exciting new workshops and demonstrations given throughout the country. She is a regular contributor to Fleishigs Magazine, Binah Magazine, OU Jewish Action as well as other periodicals throughout the country.

 

 

Naomi joined the Apron Masters team in 2019 and lives in Woodmere, NY with her husband and four children. Visit her website and blog: www.koshercookingconcepts.com

 

AMK PRINCIPLES

Gather
Inspire
Create

OUR KITCHEN

Located on the vibrant strip of bustling Woodmere, AMK features a 2,400 square foot space, fully stocked with top-of-the-line appliances and cooking equipment. AMK has a communal dining room where guests can enjoy their meals and host events, all while sporting a stylish and modern urban-rustic vibe. Our versatile space is perfectly suited to offer a wide array of memorable experiences – whether it’s to learn about cooking basics, host a unique bonding experience for families, birthday parties, competitions, or even corporate team building activities. Our activities are designed to spark up fun conversation, encourage laughter, and even bring out a competitive side. Apron Masters is under the kosher supervision of Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.

SERVICES

Parties/Special Events

Bring the celebration to The Apron Masters Kitchen! We can host a variety of events, from hands-on corporate team building activities to birthdays, graduations and other milestones, educational trips, chopped-style competitions and more. A few of our event capabilities include:

  • Birthday Parties (Kids)
  • Birthday Parties (Adults)
  • Corporate Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Educational Trips (school, camp trips, boy and girl scouts)
  • 7 Brachot, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, engagement
  • Bridal/Baby Showers
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Gather your friends and loved ones and get in the kitchen to cook up some amazing memories Click here , email us at  events@apronmasters.com or call us at (516) 569-COOK to start planning your event today!

Private Lessons

Looking to learn how to master a specific recipe or skill? Get all the personal guidance and attention you need from one of our expert culinary instructors in a more intimate setting with our private lessons. Private lessons are available one-on-one or for groups of six or fewer. Please email events@apronmasters.com with your information, date and time you wish to book and what you would like to learn to begin planning your lesson.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of a skill that will create memories to last a lifetime! Click here to purchase a gift card that can be used for classes or events at Apron Masters.